Evolutionary Computer Vision
This talk explains the theory and application of evolutionary computer vision, a new paradigm where challenging vision problems can be approached using the techniques of evolutionary computing. This methodology achieves excellent results for defining fitness functions and representations for problems by merging evolutionary computation with mathematical optimization to produce automatic creation of emerging visual behaviors. The talk presents a brief overview of what you can find in the monograph published by the speaker in the Natural Computing Series of Springer. Here, we will briefly review the state-of-the-art to introduce the relevant terminology, while offering historical and philosophical motivations for the key research problems in the field. We present results of real working programs and give details for the implementation in computational systems. The talk will be of value to researchers, engineers , and students working in computer vision, robotics, evolutionary computing, biologically inspired mechatronics, electronics engineering, control, and artificial intelligence.
Gustavo Olague received his Ph.D. in Computer Vision, Graphics and Robotics from INPG (Institut Polytechnique de Grenoble) and INRIA (Institut National de Recherche en Informatique et Automatique) in France. He is a Professor in the Dept. of Computer Science at CICESE (Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada) in México, and the Director of its EvoVisión Research Team. He is also an Adjoint Professor of Engineering at UACH (Universidad Autonóma de Chihuahua).
He has authored over 100 conference proceedings papers and journal articles, he coedited two special issues in Pattern Recognition Letters and Evolutionary Computation, and he served as cochair of the Real-World Applications track at the main international evolutionary computing conference, GECCO (ACM SIGEVO Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference).
Prof. Olague has received numerous distinctions, among them the Talbert Abrams Award presented by the American Society for Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing (ASPRS) for authorship and recording of current and historical engineering and scientific developments in photogrammetry; Best Paper awards at major conferences such as GECCO, EvoIASP (European Workshop on Evolutionary Computation in Image Analysis, Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition) and EvoHOT (European Workshop on Evolutionary Hardware Optimization); and twice the Bronze Medal at the Humies (GECCO award for Human-Competitive results produced by genetic and evolutionary computation). His main research interests are evolutionary computing and computer vision. Gustavo Olague is author of the book Evolutionary Computer Vision published by Springer in the Natural Computing Series.